- Age Range: 8 - 11 years
- Grade Level: 4 and up
- Series: Adventure Time (Book 1)
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: KaBOOM!; Original edition (November 6, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1608862801
- ISBN-13: 978-1608862801
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.3 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Adventure Time Vol. 1 Paperback – November 6, 2012
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About the Author
Ryan North is a Canadian writer, computer programmer and occasional songwriter. He is known as the creator and author of DINOSAUR COMICS, an acclaimed fixed-art webcomic that has run for more than 2000 issues, as well as the editor of the bestselling anthology MACHINE OF DEATH. Ryan is currently writing the ADVENTURE TIME comic and graphic novel series for BOOM! Studios. Based in Boston, artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb are known their artistic contributions to TRICKY JOURNEYS for Lerner Publishing Group, MUPPET SNOW WHITE and DUCKTALES for BOOM! Studios. Shelli is also a founding member of the Boston Comics Roundtable. In addition to the smash-hit ADVENTURE TIME, the team is illustrating the ICE AGE series of children’s books for KaBOOM.
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Top Customer Reviews
Ryan North is a perfect fit for Adventure Time!
Story kept as canon as possible!
TPB = no ads!
Cover gallery for the huge number of alternate covers, many by popular indie artists!
Includes Free Comic Book Day story (idk about you but when I made to my my local comic shop for FCBD they had already given out all of the adventure time books)
B-side stories by different writers/artists not included (ryan north posted that they would be collected in a different trade at a later date, I was unable to get anything from boom to confirm this though) :c
This is the first "universe" I've gotten into enough to actively seek out additional media. This is also my first purchase (I also got Vol. 2 before writing this.)
Please forgive me if I use incorrect terms. I am not particularly familiar with the industry or fan-terms for comics or manga.
1. Excellent artwork, and in a color palette consistent across media. I like the color in general, it is very accessible and appropriate for the subject matter. I like noir and/or avant-garde art too, but I think the choices for the series as a whole contribute to its charm and ease of review.
2. Story: the book is an original story in the Adventure Time universe. It is not a direct novelization (comicification?) of the animated show. That would be fun too, but I sought it out wanting more AT (new to me) content.
The story is good. Lumped in with the animations I'd rate an episode with this story as 3.5-4★ of 5. I'll surely read this book again too.
3. Extras: it comes with an extra 20-30 pages of cover art for various special runs, and a bit of author commentary. I got the kindle version, but I could see these and the show title cards as an amazing coffee table book.
4. It's Adventure Time.
I really enjoy the series. I'm usually into stuff like anime (most genres), adult swim, @midnight, stand-up, etc. or reading. I like AT because it is fun. It is a post-apocalyptic candy land. It is relevant and timeless. It doesn't pander. It has a broad vocabulary. It touches some heady philosophy/physics. Then just as quickly plays with them "bring chips and bevs!" At times it is real, and other times it says what needs to be said in a way that is empowering (Re: Neddy) - I'd almost dare to say it shares that with Calvin and Hobbes, but usually in a less self aware way, and sometimes just by being culturally aware. Even then, the characters are flawed, but not irredeemably so.
It is a great place to sit, watch, and just run with it.
Adventure Time Vol. 1 collects the first four issues of the series and includes a cover gallery.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The comics are amazing.
I hope this and other stories have impact on the show.